Chemicals & Equipment


  • Acetone / Alcohol (Isopropyl or Rubbing)
  • Anhydrous Ammonia (Farm Fertilizer)
  • Ephedrine (Cold Tablets)
  • Ether (Engine Starter)
  • Iodine (Teat Dip or Flakes / Crystal)
  • Lithium (Batteries)
  • Methanol / Alcohol (Gasoline Additives)
  • Muriatic Acid
  • Pseudophedrine (Cold Tablets)
  • Red Phosphorus (Matches)
  • Salt (Table / Rock)
  • Sodium Hydroxide (Red Devil Lye)
  • Sodium Metal
  • Sulfuric Acid (Drain Cleaner)
  • Toluene
  • Trichloroethane (Gun Scrubber)


  • Aluminum Foil
  • Blender
  • Books "How to Make Methamphetamine"
  • Bottles
  • Cheesecloth
  • Coffee Filters
  • Funnels
  • Gas Can
  • Hotplate
  • Jugs
  • Paper Towels
  • Propane Cylinder (20 pound)
  • Pyrex or Corning Dishes
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Rubber Tubing
  • Strainer
  • Tape / Clamps

How to spot a Meth Lab

Check with the neighbors to see what have others in your neighborhood heard. Alone, any of these activities or signs may not mean that drug dealing or methamphetamine manufacturing is occurring. However, some or many of them happening may indicate a problem.

  • Frequent visitors at all times of the day or night
  • Frequent late night activity
  • Windows blackened out or curtains always drawn
  • Visitors with expensive looking cars
  • Unemployed, yet drive expensive cars
  • Seem to have plenty of money. Pay bills with cash
  • Unfriendly, appear secretive about their activities
  • Watch cars suspiciously when that pass by
  • Paranoid or odd behavior or extensive security
  • Coming outside to smoke cigarettes
  • Chemical odors coming from their house, garbage or detached buildings
  • Garbage frequently has numerous bottles and containers like those shown in this brochure
  • Setting out their garbage in another neighbors collection area